How the Raptors ‘scout team’ is adjusting to life inside the NBA’s bubble – The Athletic

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Chris Boucher looked very well-prepared for his second window of opportunity in the series.

While hed been only a whisper in the Toronto Raptors rotation plans through the first four games against the Boston Celtics, head coach Nick Nurse was looking for a spark with his team in an early hole. Boucher got the call in a hybrid starter-bench unit that had played two possessions together all year and zero so far in the postseason. Boucher is not young by prospect standards, but he remains fairly inexperienced in high-leverage situations. With his first run in several games and unfamiliar linemates plus a shift to power forward, away from his more natural centre position he would have been forgiven for taking a few possessions to find his footing.

Instead, Boucher looked like the readiest Raptor on the floor. Stationed in the short corner along the baseline, Boucher read the Celtics plan early, yelling and pointing for teammates that...

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